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Singapore’s fake news law to come into effect Oct 2

An appeal can be heard in the High Court as early as nine days after a challenge is first brought to the minister.

Google just sunk to 3rd place in a list of the world’s top smart speaker makers after a 20% plummet in sales

Google lost out to Amazon and company Baidu, which is growing rapidly in China, in the global smart speaker market.
Robin Li gets doused in water.

Chinese tech billionaire Robin Li was drenched in water by a protester who stormed the stage at a conference in Beijing

Robin Li reacted calmly to having water poured all over his head, simply saying 'what's your problem?'
Baidu CEO Robin Li

The CEO of China’s dominant internet search company gave employees an alarming New Year message: ‘Winter is coming’

In a letter to employees on Tuesday, the chief exec of China's largest search engine, Baidu, warned that "winter is coming."

The most downloaded iPhone app in the world right now is one you’ve probably never heard of

Facebook-owned apps dominated the App Store charts during the first three months of the year, but a Chinese-made music video app called Tik Tok took first place with an estimated 45 million downloads.
A line of Baidu autonomous vehicles are seen in an undated photo

China’s Baidu gets approval to test self-driving cars in Beijing, days after fatal Uber crash in the US

Baidu has received Beijing's first licenses to test self-driving vehicles and can drive up to 65 miles across the city.
Tech startups in China are hiring "programming motivators" — women who socialize with male workers, give massages, and cover other responsibilities.

Some tech startups in China are hiring women who are taller than 5’2” and wear makeup to socialize with male programmers and give them mas...

In China, tech startups hire female "programming motivators" to keep their male workers happy. The women are chosen based on their physical attributes, and their responsibilities include socializing with male workers, giving them massages, and buying them breakfast.
Baidu COO Qi Lu discusses partnerships to build self-driving cars at CES on Wednesday.

Chinese tech giant Baidu just revealed its plan to mass-produce self-driving vehicles beginning this year — and Waymo should be nervous

Baidu has been making significant investments in autonomous-driving technology to compete with American companies like Tesla and Waymo.